James "Red" Newkirk

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James "Red" Newkirk, 80, of Strawberry, died Feb. 5, 2003. He was born Dec. 12, 1922 in Beaudry, Ark.

Mr. Newkirk came to Arizona in 1931 where he worked as a superintendent of pre-stress concrete. He was active in the Pine-Strawberry Horseman's Association.

Survivors include his wife, Carol of Strawberry; daughters, Brenda Dickinson of Carlsbad, Calif. and Carol Burdett of Las Vegas; son, Steve Newkirk of Santa Ynez, Calif.; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Messinger Pinnacle Peak Mortuary, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road in Scottsdale.

Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541.

Arrangements are being handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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